Is It A Tessellation Or Not?
"MAGICAL MUSHROOMS"

Defining tessellation through examples
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Magic Mushrooms by Vousami of deviantart.com

This is a beautiful piece of symmetry art by a DeviantArt.com artist who calls himself "Vousami".
BUT... is it a tessellation?
Put your mouse cursor on the green box below to see Webmaster Sethness's opinion.


  • Is this a tessellation?

    Webmaster Sethness's Opinion: It's a difficult decision, but I'm going to say YES.


    If this is a picture of mushrooms, the answer is "NO" because not everything on the page is mushrooms. There are unexplained, unoccupied spaces. Therefore, there are gaps.

    However, if we decide that the tiles are just big identical abstract shapes, then it tessellates, yes.

    What's important is that each tile is the same shape as the other tiles, and they fit together without gaps or overlaps.